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Oldie but Goodie: Help Replacing Old HDD

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January 19, 2007 7:59:28 PM

My old drive is dying (6-yr-old 40g, XP Sp2) and I've tried to replace it w/ a new drive (400g seagate ultra ata). I used a program called Driveimage XML (http://www.runtime.org/dixml.htm) to do a drive-to-drive copy of my old drive to new drive.... everything is there but it won't boot. It seems more like an exact "clone" instead of a ready-to-replace drive.

This all means i'm probably wearing my ass as a hat & I don't know what I'm doin'.

Can you guys (& gals... love the ladies :wink: ) point me to a resource or a forum thread where this question has already been answered? All i need is a step-by-step guide & i can take it from there :) 

Thanks a Billion!

Jedi Pimp-Em-Good
January 19, 2007 8:30:25 PM

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My old drive is dying (6-yr-old 40g, XP Sp2) and I've tried to replace it w/ a new drive (400g seagate ultra ata). I used a program called Driveimage XML (http://www.runtime.org/dixml.htm) to do a drive-to-drive copy of my old drive to new drive.... everything is there but it won't boot. It seems more like an exact "clone" instead of a ready-to-replace drive.

This all means i'm probably wearing my ass as a hat & I don't know what I'm doin'.

Can you guys (& gals... love the ladies :wink: ) point me to a resource or a forum thread where this question has already been answered? All i need is a step-by-step guide & i can take it from there :) 

Thanks a Billion!

Jedi Pimp-Em-Good
Why don't you check out this article. It's a few years old, but may help. GL :) 

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=418
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